Thursday, January 7, 2021

Simple DIY Projects

Well now that the holidays are over and I am trying to recover from a very busy holiday season, I am trying to start the new year with positivity. I have been trying to put together a list of home projects that I hope to complete this year. I feel that when I have a project to focus on, I am less stressed. 
I've always wanted to find a jeweled mantle scarf and since I have yet to find one, this holiday season, I decided to just make my own. 

I was able to find these glass beads on Amazon and was able to string them together and then used holiday stocking hooks to attach them to my mantle. I am pretty proud of myself for the end result, but more importantly, my daughter loved it and so maybe one day when she has a family of her own, I will give these to her to start her holiday decor collection. 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Halloween 2020

Halloween is my favorite time of year. When the summer is ending and fall starting to begin. Leaves changing colors and cooler weather. My family and I also love everything haunted and spooky. Haunted houses and horror movies all month long. 
This year we took a road trip and visited a few very old cemeteries. 

I absolutely love old cemeteries. The headstones and so detailed and made with iron rods with such intricate details. Amazing. 
The silence that surrounds the grounds makes it easy for your imagination to wander. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

My Fancy Thrift Store Finds

I finally finished painting our home office a few months ago and added some of my favorite thrift store decor. I absolutely love thrift store shopping for home decor. I never leave empty-handed and always find some of the coolest and the most unique items.
Plus, the excitement of only spending a little bit of money while leaving with a trunk full of items, is exhilarating. 

A lot of the items displayed were my grandfather's. Items such as the athletic letter, the lamps, and some of the clocks. For some reason, he had a lot of clocks which inspired me to display them all on my clock wall, (see post here).

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

DIY Refurbished Hutch

Currently, I have been turning our second bonus room into a room filled with a lot of my mother's things which include a lot of pink and girly decor that I haven't been able to incorporate in any of my other rooms in the house. It's also starting to become my craft room and my own little nook to escape to. 
This hutch is a piece of furniture that I bought over 20 years ago and at first, I was going to donate it to Goodwill but then decided I wanted to paint it a bold, bright color.

Since I don't have a lot of pink in other areas of my home, I was excited to finally have a specific space for it. 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Cooler Weather and Vintage Sweaters

Now with school starting and the season starting to change, I am trying to adjust to the cooler weather. Fall is my favorite time of year. Fall colors, sweater weather, and esp Halloween!

 Some of the best sweaters that I own are ones that I have found in a vintage shop or on Etsy. 
I find it so satisfying finding great priced, unique pieces to add to my closet but if you are someone who is new to thrift or vintage shopping, it can be frustrating getting used to the differences in the sizing. 
Here are some tips I use when I am wanting to buy something online and am unable to try it on and am unsure about the fit and the sizing.